With the new year just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to make better choices to promote your overall well-being and longevity. Take advantage of this fresh start to influence how you’ll feel from now until your later years. A few simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference in increasing your satisfaction with life.
Start living your life to the fullest – regardless of your age – with these tips to promote longevity:
1. Drop unhealthy habits
Smoking and drinking in excess might help you curb stress and promote relaxation in the short term, but these unhealthy habits can lead to a number of debilitating conditions, such as heart disease, osteoporosis, chronic lung issues, weight problems, liver disease and more, according to Harvard Health Publishing. Dropping these habits can substantially reduce your risk of disease.
2. Prioritize social activity
Social engagement doesn’t only impact your mental well-being, but also plays a role in your overall health. A report publishing in the journal “Psychology and Aging” found that older adults who spent more time with friends and family noticed better quality of life and a later occurrence of deteriorating health. Schedule regular get-togethers with the ones you love to help ensure your wellness.
3. Eat well and exercise more
Exercise and a healthy, wholesome diet are two of the most important factors when it comes to aging well. It just takes a few small, simple adjustments: Cut back on processed, fatty foods and prioritize lean meats, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and carbohydrates to promote physical and mental health. Exercising a mere 30 minutes a day, five days a week also promotes longevity, helping you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk for chronic conditions.
4. Keep your mind sharp
Keeping your mind in top shape is essential when it comes to aging. According to Sarah Lock, AARP senior vice president, engaging in “brain games” has a positive impact on growing older.
“We know that the desire to stay mentally sharp is the No. 1 concern for older adults,” Lock said. “Seeking out brain-stimulating activities is a powerful way for a person to positively influence their brain health as they age.”
Challenge your brain with crossword puzzles, chess, and other cognitively stimulating activities that support and maintain memory and encourage overall wellness and mental clarity.
Pay a visit to the Longevity Centres
What better way to encourage a longer life than by visiting the Longevity Centres of America? Here, we provide a variety of advanced treatments and services in restorative medicine for both men and women. With options like stem cell therapy, hormone replacement therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, platelet-rich plasma treatment, lap band adjustments and infusion therapy, you can mitigate debilitating diseases for good and enhance your overall health and well-being.
Don’t let the common signs of aging impact your outlook on life. Visit to the Longevity Centres today! We look forward to helping you live to the fullest.